Exhibition Six Degrees of Separation

Excavated stories from the Rotterdamsebaan

Six Degrees of Separation is a collaborative exhibition project between the Master Non Linear Narrative (NLN) of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), the Archaeology Department of the Municipality of The Hague and the ‘Rotterdamsebaan’ major road project and Stroom Den Haag.

This unique project collaboration allowed Non Linear Narrative students direct access to archaeological remains found during the ‘Rotterdamsebaan’ tunnel excavation. Six Degrees of Separation challenged students to re-contextualize human artefacts, some from Roman times, to discover surprising links to contemporary issues affecting The Hague today. Student outcomes included extensive fieldwork in collaboration with business owners of the rapidly gentrifying Binckhorst area, situated today at the exit point of the ‘Rotterdamsebaan’ tunnel.

The Six Degrees of Separation exhibition brings together thoughtful narratives exploring land speculation, property development, migration and endangered craftsmanship, to be displayed alongside original archaeological remains.

Festive opening:
Friday 8th November 2019 from 16:00 at ‘De Besturing’, Saturnusstraat 89, The Hague

Visiting hours exhibition:
Saturday 9 November - Sunday 17 November 2019, 12:00 - 17:00 hrs
(Closed on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 November)

Special bicycle tour: on Sunday 17 November (reservation required)
14:00 - 15:00 - Student-led bicycle tour in Binckhorst area, departing from ‘De Besturing’.
To reserve for the bicycle tour please send an e-mail to Lizzy Kok at l.kok@kabk.nl

Exhibiting students

Cyan Bae, Giulia Faccin, Cristina Lavosi, Felix Meermann, Claude Nassar, Lila Steinkampf, Mauro Tosarelli, Kert Viiart and Hattie Wade

Project supervision:
Lauren Alexander, Ruben Pater, Niels Schrader and Saskia van Stein (Non Linear Narrative); Wineke van Muiswinkel (Stroom Den Haag); Corien Bakker and Peter Stokkel (Archaeology Department at the Municipality of The Hague)

Exhibition map design:
Lance Laoyan, Taya Reshetnik and Natalia Sliwinska

Exhibition design:
Nanneke Boomgaard, Bianca Meilof and Judy Wetters with Justine Corrijn, Dario Di Paolantonio, and Pablo Perez

Communication design:
Esther Heyden, Tuana Inhan and Elinor Salomon

Willemijn Goetheer, Ingrid Grünwald, Lizzy Kok and Hélène Webers

Bicycle tour script and production:
Sophie Czich and Katie Pelikan Baselj

Special thanks to: Lia Bos-van Aalst, Vincent de Boer, Rob Bogaard, Nelleke Broeze, Han Dijk, Willem Jan van der Gugten, Sam De Houwer, Jan Husstedt, Jachtwerf De Haas, Paul Janssen, Boukje Jongedijk-Eijsink, Elise Kamp, Jenny Konrad, Marcin Liminowicz, Sabrina Lindemann, Wouter Loomans, Nishiko, Arno van Roosmalen, Macha Rousakov, Lonny van Ryswyck, Marieke Schoenmakers, Alice Twemlow, Joris Wijsmuller



Fri 8 November 2019 16.00 - Sun 17 November 2019 17.00


De Besturing, Saturnusstraat 89, 2516 AG The Hague

More info

Opening: Friday 8 November, 16:00-20:00

Visiting hours exhibition:
Saturday 9 November - Sunday 17 November 2019, 12:00 - 17:00 hrs
(Closed on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 November)

Special bicycle tour:
Sunday 17 November, 14:00 - 15:00 (reservation required via l.kok@kabk.nl)

Entrance fee